Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services Program

Veteran Directed Home Care is available to veterans of all ages who are enrolled in the Veteran Health Care System and need skilled service assistance with activities of daily living.

This self-directed program is for veterans who want to maintain independence and remain in the community. Participants develop a flexible budget for services that can be managed by the veteran or a representative, giving the veterans and their caregivers more access, choice and control over the care they need.

All services must serve to increase the veteran’s independence and provide a reasonable alternative to institutionalization.

Once a veteran is approved for the program, MAC will be assigned as coordinator with the Maryland Department of Aging, and will assist in resource development and support counseling for the veteran in developing the VDC budget.


All veterans who are enrolled in VHA healthcare are eligible if they meet the clinical need for the service and it is available in their jurisdiction. The program is specifically targeted to veterans who meet the clinical criteria and have the desire to have more choice and control over their services and supports.


Interested veterans and their families must contact their VA social worker or primary care provider at their local VA clinic for a referral to the VDC Coordinator in Baltimore.


For more information:
Liddy Diemel
410-742-0505, Ext. 116




Cambridge VA Outpatient Clinic

Pocomoke City VA Outpatient Clinic

United States Department of Veteran Affairs